Temperature Enabling Your Simulations
Knowing the temperature of each device with certainty reveals many problems. You can see which devices exceed your critical temperature, and which devices are close to critical, and by how much. The temperature data can also be used to add thermal awareness to circuit simulation and other electrical analysis tools, thereby improving their accuracies. Reducing the temperature uncertainty for each device enables you to reduce excessive margins and optimize your design for maximum performance under actual operating conditions.
Heatwave: Full Chip, Device Level Temperature Simulation
HeatWave™ computes full-chip temperatures with resolution down to the device and interconnect levels, and integrates smoothly into standard analog, mixed-signal and custom IC design flows. The output is temperature data to back-annotate actual instance temperatures into circuit simulation and other electrical analysis tools. HeatWave also delivers a full-chip, 3-D temperature map, which can be used to reveal hotspots and excessive temperature variations in analog circuitry.
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